Eight feet, four suit jackets, 200 newspapers, and a chaos of branches and twigs. Welcome to KIME.
KIME is a spectacular newcircus performance about the beauty in nature. We will leave our frustrations about the climate crisis, and invite the woods into the performance space, sowing a germ of hope.
With daunting acrobatics, physical theatre, opera, dance and music, Acting For Climate is creating explosive and poetic pictures of the enormous transitions we as a society must go through. The acrobats can reverse what is up and what is down, and can in this way see the world from a new perspective. We invite you to see this perspective through our eyes. KIME is reminding us about all the beautiful, hilarious, and awe provoking in this world. All the things for which we will fight, demonstrate, stretch ourselves and roar.
KIME is a story of hope, countering the doomsday scenery we all are confronted with. How we move from disappear, through grief into community and a new story. It is about us, about nature, and about our relationship, if you dare to open your eyes to this incomprehensible outrageous and fantastic world.
The performance is inspired by fundamental ideas from climate psychology about how we most effectively act on climate and environmental issues.
KIME will tour the Nordic countries in the fall of 2021.
Into the Water
A celebration, a routine, a crash and finally cooperation. What is at the core of sustainable living? Acting for Climate performs Into the Water on the deck of the beautiful wooden sailship Hawila, sailing from port to port to inspire people across national borders.
”Into the Water" is a sailing performance and mini-festival that can travel the world to inspire people, artists, and activists, through contemporary circus, physical theatre and workshops. The performance aims to create a wave of inspiration and action for a more sustainable future, through the themes of climate psychology, cycles and water.
Our stage and home is Hawila, a two masted wooden sailing ship. The use of the ship as our stage forces us to re-think and develop our disciplines, and challenge the idea of what circus is and can be today. Water is a link between people, nature and land – and is linking us throughout our performance. We have water and cycles as a theme to bring forward not the individual issues of climate change but more to think about and be able to talk about the global issues in how society thinks and functions on this planet.
Our next sailing performance will take place in 2022 in the Baltic Sea.
30th June, Copenhagen (DK), Premiere
4th-5th July, Aalborg (DK), Tall Ship Races
12th-14th July, Fredrikstad (NO), Tall Ship Races
19th-21st July, Oslo (NO)
26th-28th July, Melsomvik (NO)
8th-11th August, Rostock (DE)
16th-18th August, Copenhagen (DK)
Photos: Hawila project & Acting for Climate
The Hawila Project
"Into the Water" is a close collaboratoin with Hawila Project, a non-profit organisation. Since 1935 Hawila has worked as an ice-freighter and a training vessel around the Göteborg Peninsula. Now the crew are working towards honoring its legacy by developing a network of trade, education and cultural exchange. Through community led self organised festivals and events led by volunteers the organisation restored Hawila to sailing condition in 2017.